Thursday, April 12, 2012

XXYYXX - Mystify


Up-and-coming Floridian producer XXYYXX has just released his latest (and almost monthly, at this point) album, Mystify. It's really quite something, for a number of reasons: the sense of rhythm, the keen ear for sampling, the tumbling dreamscapes of ambient-flow... and all of this at the age of sixteen.

Mystify is by far my favorite XXYYXX album to date, and he's even doing the price point right: not free, but one simple dollar for the whole shebang. That's less than 20c per tune... so even if it only took him an hour to produce each song (it more than likely didn't), he's asking that you pay him 2.2% of Florida's minimum wage for something that you receive audio benefit from... now if that's not fair, I don't know what is.

17 comments:

  1. That picture looks a bit dirty. I'm not digging the music though.

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  2. Wow the sounds in these songs are that of which I haven't heard before! Very origanal in my opinion!

    I'm glad he's asking for money, artists do need to eat! I'm actually surprized how cheap artist sell there stuff this day and age! I'm use to shelling out big bucks for CDs! (though from what I've heard most musicians only made fifty cents per CD sold!)

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  3. Damn it, this must be a electronica thing, but 1 and 2 both did the volume surging thing. listen carefully, it's like somone is twisting the volume knob up and down repeatedly. That drives me nuts!

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  4. The album art is hilarious. lol. The music is pretty good.

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  5. Picture looks alluring, not my type of music tho.

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  6. The cover of the album is very suggestive and the music is so intense, this is art!

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  7. Awesome Album art but I personally don't really like the music.

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  8. Really enjoyed the naughty album art and those naughtier tones!

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  9. I'll have to listen to this when I get home since I don't have sound o my computer, but very interesting choice of album cover!

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  10. dude this is a steal at a buck...i def like...and ha i agree with lava on the album art...

    the furniture was one of those folding seperator walls...the art on it was def different and rather fascinating...

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  11. Song about Bill Gates xD
    And this band's name... I think that he didn't have any idea ;)

    But I agree with you, this is so epic!

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  12. very good.. im a young producer too so its pretty good to listen to what other people near my age are doing!

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  13. Bill Gate is my favorit song. It reminds me of some Manu Chao tunes.

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  14. I really like the cover and this music too, it's actually some really good stuff, I'm a bit surprised some don't like it though, I guess this music really just fits my vibe.

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  15. The tunes are much different than any other tune, interesting.

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  16. Wow this was interesting. Bill Gates! What an awesome ending, weird title though...

    And at that price? Anyone who pirates this is a fool.

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